Those who think I was exaggerating the importance of Bayes’ Rule in my tutorial might want to read the new book about its history: The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy.
I wrote a new page explaining the point of LessWrong.com.
New Less Wrong post: Not for the Sake of Selfishness Alone.
- After 16 years of uninterrupted genius, Cars 2 is Pixar’s first critical failure.
- This review of Churchland’s new book on the science of morality is actually kinda better than the book.
- List of classical music pieces used in ‘Tree of Life’ (besides the score by Desplat).
- Cymbal hit at 1000 frames per second.
- Great music video for a piece of contemporary classical music.
- Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance‘ as a fugue.
- Brilliant, inventive performance on America’s Got Talent.
- This is how I want to shop for groceries from now on, please.
- Reddit’s collection of favorite animated GIFs.
- Speed up the podcasts you listen to.
- John Varvatos: incredible men’s fashion.
- Express: Reliably good affordable men’s fashion.
- Free and famously good lectures on physics by Leonard Susskind.
- Seamless: Quickly find out who delivers food to your address.
- Ethical comedy: “Every day I make them die with my car.”
- Philosophical comedy: Children force you into deep existential and metaphysical quandries.
- Awesome daft punk dance.
- Lab yeast make evolutionary leap to multicellularity.
- Brad Bird (Iron Giant, Incredibles, Ratatouille) directs the new Mission Impossible: trailer.
- In the 1930s the USA planned pre-emptive war against UK and Canada, but then WWII got in the way so we became allies.
- The latest Robin Hanson-Eliezer Yudkowsky debate on AI.